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(Science: protein) Branched cyclic peptides produced by strains of bacillus licheniformis. Interfere with murein (peptidoglycan) synthesis in gram-positive bacteria.

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identifying 2 unknown bacterias

... or Enterococcus. The test results you report for that bacteria are for tests designed to ID enterics. For this one you need to do hemolysis, bacitracin, bile esculin, etc...

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by Cat
Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:00 pm
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... translucent colonies surrounded by a zone of beta hemolysis would implicate Steptococcus pyogenes or Lancefield Group A strep. You could test for Bacitracin sensitivity and run a few tests to confirm but treatment would be initiated based on initial culture observations if not before. The above ...

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by JorgeLobo
Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:50 pm
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